New reptile species described in 1957
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Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Acanthocercus kiwuensis

Kivu Ridgeback Agama*

1957 Agama atricollis kiwuensis Klausewitz


Acanthocercus minutus

Shewa Ridgeback Agama*

1957 Agama atricollis minuta Klausewitz


Acanthocercus ugandaensis

Uganda Ridgeback Agama*

1957 Agama atricollis ugandaensis Klausewitz


Agama mucosoensis

Mucoso Agama

1957 Agama agama mucosoensis Hellmich


Phrynocephalus longicaudatus

Long-tailed Toad-headed Agama*

1957 Phrynocephalus maculatus longicaudatus Haas


Phrynocephalus macropeltis

Dhahran Toad-headed Agama*

1957 Phrynocephalus nejdensis macropeltis Haas


Phrynocephalus nejdensis

Nejd Toad-headed Agama*

1957 Phrynocephalus nejdensis Haas

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Kinyongia uluguruensis

Uluguru Two-horned Chameleon

1957 Chamaeleo fischeri uluguruensis Loveridge

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cyrtodactylus pubisulcus

Sarawak Bent-toed Gecko*

1957 Cyrtodactylus pubisulcus Inger


Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis

Gulf Sand Gecko

1957 Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis Haas


Rhoptropus biporosus

Kaokoveld Day Gecko

1957 Rhoptropus biporosus Fitzsimons


Stenodactylus slevini

Dharan Thin-toed Gecko*

1957 Stenodactylus slevini Haas


Trigonodactylus arabicus

Arabian Triangle-scaled Gecko*

1957 Trigonodactylus arabicus Haas

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Acanthodactylus hardyi

Hirmas Fringe-toed Lizard*

1957 Acanthodactylus scutellatus hardyi Haas


Acanthodactylus schmidti

Middle East Fringe-toed Lizard*

1957 Acanthodactylus cantoris schmidti Haas


Darevskia dahli

Shagali Rock Lizard*

1957 Lacerta saxicola dahli Darevski


Darevskia rostombekovi

Idzhevan Rock Lizard*

1957 Lacerta saxicola rostombekovi Darevski


Ophisops elbaensis

Mount Elba Snake-eyed Lizard

1957 Ophisops elbaensis Schmidt & Marx

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Chalcides colosii (first described as Chalcides ocellatus var. vittatus Boulenger 1890)

Riffian Skink

1957 Chalcides ocellatus colosii Lanza [substitute name for Chalcides ocellatus var. vittatus Boulenger 1890]


Plestiodon multilineatus

Chihuahua Skink

1957 Eumeces multilineatus Tanner

Sauria (Lizards): Sphaerodactylidae (Least Geckos, etc.)

Saurodactylus brosseti

Southern Lizard-toed Gecko*

1957 Saurodactylus mauritanicus brosseti Bons & Pasteur

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus glauerti

Kimberley Rock Monitor

1957 Varanus timorensis glauerti Mertens


Varanus rosenbergi

Heath Monitor

1957 Varanus gouldii rosenbergi Mertens

Sauria (Lizards): Xantusiidae (Night Lizards)

Lepidophyma pajapanensis

Pajapan Tropical Night Lizard

1957 Lepidophyma pajapanensis Werler


Lepidophyma tuxtlae

Tuxtlan Tropical Night Lizard

1957 Lepidophyma tuxtlae Werler & Shannon

Serpentes (Snakes): Anomalepididae (Neotropical Blind Snakes)

Anomalepis flavapices

Esmeraldas Blind Snake*

1957 Anomalepis flavapices Peters

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Sibon dunni

Imbabura Snail Eater*

1957 Sibon dunni Peters


Thamnophis nigronuchalis

Durango Narrow-headed Garter Snake

1957 Thamnophis nigronuchalis Thompson

Serpentes (Snakes): Tropidophiidae (Dwarf Boas)

Tropidophis feicki

Broad-banded Dwarf Boa

1957 Tropidophis feicki Schwartz